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Tucson, Arizona
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 14m 5s
Overall Rank = 60/319
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 4/23
  • 11m 42s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

I was trying to count on my own, and when I thought I had one length left, the volunteer didn't put the stop sign in the water. I figured I miscounted and kept swimming, after the next 25, I realized the girl in the lane next to me was gone, and she hadn't lapped me. What else could I do but swim back to the other end and get out? Missed the podium by a minute, and that was 40 seconds right there.
I wasn't 100% sure until my friends spectating told me that the lap counter signled me and the guy I lapped to get out at the same time.

Otherwise, swim was fine. Drafted the girl next to me for the first 300 or so until she pulled away.
What would you do differently?:

Trust my counting.
Transition 1
  • 01m

Estimate. Time lumped in with bike split.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, of course.
  • 35m 18s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.40 mile/hr

I just tried to haul it as hard as I could. I passed a lot of people, especially on Euclid where the road was a mess.

I thought I'd hate the 3 loop course, but with the exception of the road conditions on one section, it was good. It got crowded, but I tried to just stay in my zone and race my race.
What would you do differently?:

Practiec turning corners.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Time estimate again - based on my bike computer, that split was accurate, so I guess a minute for each transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 4s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 22s  min/mile

Just decided to go hard. With the knee, my mileage has been super-low lately. So, I saw Chrissy, and I tried to catch her. There were a bunch of spectators, which was cool, and I ran solo the entire time. Not my best run, but for my training lately, I couldn't have asked for much more.

I wasn't sure I could, but I made up some ground and ended up missing her by a minute.
Post race
Event comments:

Bummed with my last performance of the season. Not a great feeling.

Last updated: 2012-10-15 12:00 AM
00:11:42 | 875 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/23
Overall: 34/319
Performance: Good
Suit: Blueseventy PZ3TX
Course: Supposed to be 825 Short Course Yards.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:18 | 12 miles | 20.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 62/319
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 3 loop course
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:04 | 03 miles | 08m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 104/319
Course: Two loops around the UofA mall
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-10-15 11:32 AM

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2012-10-15 12:58 PM
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It was nice seeing you yesterday. Bummer about the counting. Your age group was also super-competitive this time. It changes a lot from race to race in this series.

I look forward to more close races with you in the future.

2012-10-15 3:18 PM
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Great race! Your swim times turn me into a mouth breather.

2012-10-15 9:16 PM
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Great job Elaine.
2012-10-16 1:52 PM
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Great job, Elaine!  Too bad about the miscounted swim distance.  What a great name for a race, Tinfoilman!
2012-10-17 10:11 PM
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Overland Park, KS
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Nice job Elaine!  Bummer about the extra 50, podium would have been nice.  Super job on the run, it wasn't like you cruised it on the bike, 20+ mph sweeeeeeet!

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